Studious Saturday: The Out of My Comfort Zone Book Tag

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Hi everyone! I hope you are having a beautiful weekend and have been able to fit in some reading. I was recently tagged by Stephen in the Out of my comfort zone book tag which looks super fun. I am generally open to reading new genres and authors but I’m sure that I’ll surprise myself with some of my answers.


You have to pick ONE GENRE that you frequently read about… and then, you can’t use ANY books from that genre while answering the questions!

I usually lean towards books in the Mystery/Thriller genre but I am not sure that I would typically choose any books of this genre as my answer to these questions. Therefore I have decided to extend the rule out to include Contemporary Fiction too which will make it even more interesting and difficult!

1. A Book That Is An Exception When It Comes To Genres Or Elements You Don’t Typically Like

I don’t usually read Fantasy but I decided to read this as part of the book club that I recently attended and I was astounded by the unique storytelling and even more surprised by how much I enjoyed the book!

2. A Book You Enjoyed From A Genre You Previously Held Some Stigma Against

This book was everywhere a few years ago and I still remember all my friends discussing districts, characters and other elements completely unknown to me so I ultimately agreed to borrow it from my flatmate and read it in one sitting.

3. A Book You Didn’t Know Was Out Of Your Comfort Zone Until You Started Reading It

I am a huge fan of Dystopian Fiction but I honestly did not expect such a hard-hitting story and I definitely didn’t think that it would affect me as much as it did. Nevertheless, this is still one of the most memorable books I have read and I recommend it to everyone (or at least try it even if you don’t manage to finish it).

4. Pick A Friend Who Motivates You To Pick Up Books You Might Not Normally Be Interested In – Is There A Book They Convinced You To Give A Try?

Another one of my flatmates convinced me to read The Martian (and watch it afterwards too). Unfortunately we don’t have the same tastes in books or movies but I did listen to his suggestion and was glad to read something different.

5. A Book That Is Out of Your Comfort Zone, But You Would Like to Read

Although I love suspenseful thrillers, I am not a huge fan of blood and gore but I have heard so much praise for Hunter Shea’s Creature that I have decided that it’s going straight to my TBR list.

6. A Book/Genre So Outside Of Your Comfort Zone That You’ll Probably Never Give It A Chance

Although I am open to many genres I don’t expect to read any Christian Fiction any time soon.

So those are my diverse and somewhat random answers to this tag. It’s been fun looking back at some of my odd choices and although I won’t tag anyone this time around, I hope those of you that decide to do the tag enjoy it!


11 thoughts on “Studious Saturday: The Out of My Comfort Zone Book Tag

  1. Great answers, Darina. You are right, this is an interesting tag where the answers are more random and wide-ranging.
    I have been interested in reading Circe. It is not the kind of book I would normally go for, but I have heard all kinds of great things about it. Glad you liked it! 🙂

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  2. This is such an interesting ideas. I loved Fahrenheit 451 too. I have not read any of the other books yet but would like to try Circe and the Hunger Games.

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  3. It’s interesting that you hadn’t gotten around to reading Hunger Games. It was required reading for my sister in eighth grade, and I think I had to read it in college as part of my Young Adult class. I will say though, it’s NOT a fantasy book. It’s dystopian fiction, which is an entirely separate (and not fantasy-related!) genre.


    • You’re right on the genre (I think at this point I was still on Circe even though I was writing about The Hunger Games). I guess the education system where you are is very different from the one here because I’ve never heard of any school or university in this country where it is required or even recommended reading.


      • It was back when it was first really beginning to get popular, and educators were seeing it as a way to get kids into reading. I’m sure it was just our school district.


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